Johnny Depp Speaks to the Gathering of Nations

Posted By Paul G April 26th, 2013 Last Updated on: November 6th, 2018

Johnny Depp sent a video message to the 2013 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow!

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So glad that Johnny was able to attend a pow wow. So he might be tsa la gi. And how many others more need to be recognized and who’s to say he means well well time will tell just like we have been facing for years.

Wanda Mclean

I think it is sad when we as Native Americans ( the TRUE American) put focus on what tribe Johnny depp is from. And yes, lots of people call themselves Cherokee 1st. when they claim Indian heritage . I think it is because we( all tribes) are only recognized on a English holiday or when it’s applicable to the situation. What we should do to Johnny is ask him to lift us up ( all tribes ) as much as possible and whenever possible . He has a platform that could be used as a voice for us ( all tribes). Instead of being worried about what tribe he is from . Let’s surround him with our love and concerns for our people. Yes, he is an actor and famous. But missing an opportunity because he is not from a certain tribe , is just that a missed opportunity. I believe anyone can get caught up in the moment but let’s ask him to use the very platform that he thinks is nothing……A VOICE….. Ya, know sometimes people don’t know that there is anything wrong until they ask, rt? Not that everyone doesn’t know that Americans have been mistreated over and over. Not at all what I’m saying. I’m proud to be Native American. So, proud I named my first daughter “ Cherokee”. I wanted anyone who called her name to immediately know her heritage. I love my heritage. I guess what I’m saying ; not to get off track . It we need to use Johnny , in a good way, to voice our concerns to any and all that might otherwise NEVER know. Be blessed with family and peace🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼


Aho. Thank you for your respect and kindness. I will keep that within my heart each time I dance, just as I do for my ancestors. Many blessings to you, Mr. Depp. Witsatalogi. – Wehani of the Cherokee Nation

MN Ojibwe

I am saddened and disheartened that Native people would hold this man in such high regard. He is the biggest phony. He is an ACTOR after all. He is a poser. Everyone who wants to be Indian says they are Cherokee. Everything he said in this video isn’t for the benefit of Natives. It is only to benefit him. I’m not sure why I can see through him but everything that is wrong about this video. People need to get the stars out of their eyes and step back and see this guy for what he really is.

Didn’t anyone hear about him wanting to buy Pine Ridge so he could “fix” us?

Eleanor Hotchkiss

MN Ojibwe You are so right i heard him also say how he was going to buy Pine Ridge then nothing.

Terrance Bise

Wa’do Johnny

Claudette clause

Johnny , I am from the Tuscarora Nation it was nice to hear you give so many Nations Respect , I am glad you found your path, it’s a life journey to make your soul who the creator always saw you to be. May the light guide you & Feel the grass with your feet to ground your soul on your travels ! Nya:we- Thank you

Tammy Turner

I would like to find out about my heritage I am told that I have Native American Indian in me but I was Adopted and dont know much about my real family. I have children and on their fathers side their great grandmother was full blooded Native American. dont know from what tribe though. would like to find out we know she was from the Kansas area and the Iraqous Nation. That is all that we have found out so far but would like to find out more if anyone could help that would be nice.


I’m kinda jealous. I’ve always wanted to go to a pow wow. I found out a year ago that I’m a 9th Cherokee and a 1/4th So age. I would rather live with my people than here. You are a wonderful person Johnny Deep. <3 you forever.

Robert Stone Sr."Gray Feather"

It is always good to see anyone come back to the people,And yes The Old Ones are smiling and with their open Arms and Hearts.

It’s so wonderful that Johnny has found his Path back to the People! The Old Ones must be smiling! I know I am!

Shawnee Bill

So much about the claiming being Cherokee, he showed good respect, didn’t see a problem with the back ground of candles, and he always has talked slow also in he’s movies, by the way it was better then him talking in front of a Walmart’.

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